Too Cold?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chad, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. chad

    chad Out Of The Brooder

    66
    0
    39
    Jul 29, 2007
    Pittston, Maine
    I've just discovered that one of my young hens is setting a clutch of eggs in a big dog house on my place. Today is very chilly with high winds, but temps are getting in the 30s and 40s here generally. She's just begun, I think, so we probably have a couple of weeks at least before the chicks hatch.

    Will it be too cold for the new chicks if daytime temps are in the 40s when they hatch? Should I keep a close eye and move them into a brooder when they do hatch? Or do you think they'll be o.k.?
     
  2. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

    184
    1
    129
    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    as long as they have mom they should be okay.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by